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Dialysis Treatment

DIALYSIS PROCESS IN HOSPITAL

  • Examination by attending physician and medical personnel,
  • Dialysis, 
  • Patients under continuous observation by experienced nurses and an attending physician,
  • Laboratory tests. In case no recent test results are available, before the dialysis process, the patient is required to undergo the following examinations:

             - hematocrit (Ht), leukocytes (Neutrophils and lymphocytes), platelets, urea, creatinine, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, transaminases AST,transaminase ALT, HBsAGaustralian antigen (hepatitis B virus), hepatitis C virus (HCV), HIV antibody test, (if required: parathyroid hormone (PTH), ferritin).
             - Results of cardiac examination based on electrocardiography.

Outpatient: duration of each procedure is 4 – 4.30 hours (depending on patient's condition).
During the dialysis procedure patients usually maintain their mobility and activity.If during the process of dialysis there are any serious complications such as necessity for hospitalizationdue to cardiovascular disease, the patient will be admitted to the hospital for further treatment.

  • The laboratory tests and the results of cardiac examination are not included in the total cost.
  • It is recommended that the patients have the test results with them before the dialysis process, since receiving of the results usually require several days.
  • Throughout the entire dialysis process the patient is accompanied by English speaking personal assistant from the International Patient Department.

 

REHABILITATION

Dialysis treatment is needed for patient’s whole lives and is terminated only in case the they undergoes kidney transplantation.


DIALYSIS UNIT FEATURES IN HOSPITALS OF ATHENS MEDICAL GROUP

Certifications

  • Since Dialysis Unit functions in hospitals of Athens Medical Group, the certifications of the group are valid for the Dialysis Unit as well (Temos, TUV, ISO, Diplomatic Council, etc.) 

Dialysis Machines

  • Interbalkan Medical Center: Bellco-Formula,
  • Athens Medical Group Daphne Clinic: Frisenius.

Capacity

  • Interbalkan Medical Center: Bellco-Formula: 33 dialysis chairs,
  • Athens Medical Group Daphne Clinic: 45 dialysis chairs.


Accepted:

  • patients with hepatitis C (not an acute phase),
  • patients with hepatitis B (not an acute phase)

Not accepted:

  • patients with HIV,
  • children.